The key to a good and successful competition is a well-planned day. First of all, you have to know you and your partner’s habits, your needs, routines, etc.
Then allow yourself enough time in the morning for a healthy breakfast because food will be your fuel for the day.
For your hair and makeup you need at least 1-2 hours prior to the start of the competition and remember that you also need time for warming up, getting dressed and checking your heats.
Another thing to consider is, if you prepare yourself in a hotel room that you’re sharing with your partner, then your preparation time for your dance look might increase significantly. Just keep that detail in mind. Actually the difference between 1st place and last place is in the details. The top couples in the world know that their look is a big part of their performance and can dramatically affect their outcome. That's why they always spent a sufficient amount of time doing their hair, makeup and dress perfectly. Let's face it: if you want to win the competition, you have to look like a star!
If you avoid stress in the first part of the day because of good organization and skills, then the whole competition will be more pleasurable and successful. There is a very good book for ballroom dancers called "Dance to your Maximum”, written by Maximiliaan Winkelhuis, where you can find important information about the competition day and many other subjects.
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